Vijayakanth was born as
Vijayaraj on 25 August 1952 in Tirumangalam, Madurai to
K. N. Alagarswami and Andal in a Thottia Naicker family. He
married Premalatha on 31 January 1990 and has two sons,
Vijay Prabhakar and Shanmuga Pandian.
Inikum Ilamai was his first film, which was directed by M.
A. Kaja. After this, he acted in Dhooraththu Idi Muzhakkam,
Neerottam and Agal Vilakku. He is nicknamed 'Captain' after
the 1991 movie Captain Prabhakaran which is his 100th film.
Vijayakanth has starred in films including Vanathai Pola,
Sethupathi IPS, Captain Prabhakaran, Pulan Visaaranai, Oomai
Vizhigal, Senthurapoove, Ulavu Thurai, Periyanna, Vallarasu,
Ramana, Neranja Manasu, and Sathriyan